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Capitol Switchboard  (202) 224-3121

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John T. Doolittle (R)
4th District
(916) 786-5560
fax (916) 786-6364
4230 Douglas Blvd, Suite 200
Granite Bay, CA  95746
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Robert Matsui (R)       
5th District
501 I Street, Suite 12-600
Sacramento, CA  95814
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Doug Ose (R)
3rd District
722-B Main Street
Woodland, CA  95695
(530) 669-3540
fax (530) 669-1395
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Richard W. Pombo (R)
11th District
9845 Horn Road, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA   95827
(916) 361-1681
fax (916) 361-1683
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Americans for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Education Association

Smithsonian Institution

Presidents Committee
on the Arts & the Humanities
was created by Presidential Executive Order in 1982 to encourage private sector support and to increase public appreciation of the value of the arts and the humanities through projects, publications and meetings

This page was last updated on: June 15, 2005
Our country abounds in the necessaries, the arts and the comforts of life.
                                                                     --James Madison
                                                                        Second Inaugural Address
                                                                         March 4, 1813

Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease,
tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.
--John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address
January 20, 1961
As a nation, we must continue to recognize the importance of the arts in building strong and vibrant communitites.
--George W. Bush
  July 26, 2001
President George W. Bush
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC   20500
(202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461

Vice President Richard B. Cheney
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC   20500
(202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461


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Legislation Action Alert
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United States Senators

Barbara Boxer (D)
510 I Street, Suite 7-600
Sacramento, CA  95814
(916) 448-2787
fax (916) 448-2563

Dianne Feinstein (D)
525 Market Street, Suite 3670
(415) 536-6868
National Arts Education Public Awareness Campaign
Call your Congressman and Senator today!
African American History Month
For the musical contributions of African Americans go to the National Association of Music Education website 

Youth Art Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Arts Advocacy Day   March 25 & 26, 2003

National Poetry Month

Museum Month

August 7 NEA Grant Workshop hosted by Congressman Doug Ose
11:30 - 1:00pm at the Croatian American Cultural Center, 3750 Auburn Blvd in Sacramento
For more information, call Izabelle Ponce at (916) 489-3684 or email

September 15 - October 15
Hispanic Heritage Music Month

National Arts & Humanities Month
100 Things to Do to Celebrate

23rd Annual Congressional Art Contest

The winning artwork will be sent to Washington DC and exhibited in the US Capitol Complex. 
For more information, contact:
Congressmember Robert Matsui's office:  (916) 498-5600
Congressmember Doug Ose's office:  (916) 489-3684  Staff Member Izabelle Ponce

Artwork Due:  May 1 * Judging: May 8 * Winner Announced:  May 10 *
Exhibition in Washington, DC: June 24, 2003

Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in 4,500 local contests across the nation.

2002 Winners * "Self Image"
First Place:  Sheldon High School senior Mario Sosa
"Mario:  The Aztec Warrior" depicted a tradition Native American headdress in white charcoal on plack paper
Second Place:  Sheldon High School junior Kaelin Burg
"Pondering the Possibilities" a work in pencil
Third Place:  C.K. McClatchy High School senior Philip Vasquez
"Untitled" oil on canvas
2001 Winners * "An Artistic Discovery"
First Place:  Sheldon High School senior Lesley Estrada
"Epilogue: Chapter 1" a self portrait
2000 WInner * "Diversity in Sacramento"
First Place:  Natomas Charter Performing and Fine Arts Academy junior Marissa Lopez
"California State Capitol"

National Survey by Americans for the Arts found that from the adults polled
                   91% think the arts are vital to a well-rounded education for children
                   95% agree arts teaches creativity and self-expression

                   89% thiink arts education is important enough to be included in school curriculum

Does your Congress Representative know what America is thinking?  Write and tell them today!

Nonprofit Arts generates $134 billion annually:  Read about it in the Washington Post
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.   My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architection, statuary, tapestry, and porcelains.
--John Adams to Abigail Adams
May 12, 1780

Write Your Representative
Explain the Value of Arts to California and the Nation
Calculate the Economic Impact of the Arts

The House Committee on Appropriations  and the Senate Committee on Appropriations has jurisdiction over the amound of federal funding provided to all federal agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanitites, Office of Museum Services and US Department of Education (arts education programs.
Congressman John Doolittle (R-Sacramento) sits on the House Committee
His Arts Staffer's name is Kara Dougherty  Email
Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) sits on the Senate Committee
Her Arts Staffer's name is Nicole Brownlee Email

Interior & Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 2004
funds the following:
Department of the Interior, Programs within the Forest Service,
Department of Energy, Indian Health Service,
Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH),
and other cultural organizations.

ISSUES BEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESS Second Session (2004)
National Endowment for the Arts funding, National Endowment for the Humanities funding, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services, US Department of Education Arts Education program funding, Tax Deductibility for Artists' Gifts, Nonprofit tax issues, Improving Visa Approval for Foreign Guest Artists, International Cultural Exchange funding, and Trasnportation "Enhancements" reauthorization.  Click here for Legislation Action Alert
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Not a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus.
Voted NO to increase NEA.
Call and ask him Why?

Not a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus.
Voted NO to increase NEA.
Call and ask him why.
Not a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus. Voted NO to increase NEA.
Call and ask him why.
Member of the Congressional Arts Caucus.
Voted YES to increase NEA
Call and thank him.
Not running for re-election